Who Wants An iPhone Nano?
August 5, 2008 by Ryan Ray
Long time iPhone fans have heard time upon time again the rumblings of a iPhone nano. It’s all rumors at the time, but many people are longing for an iPhone nano. It’s rumored a second time for release around Christmas time, but this time is it believable? With the first generation iPhone it would of made much more sense to have a cheaper iPhone Nano. It would of fit in very well in the product line just like the iPod line. This time though the iPhone 3G is already pretty cheap for a phone of this caliber, so what will they strip out of the iPhone 3G and put into the iPhone 3G Nano? What will they charge you for a stripped down iPhone 3G, and what if any changes to service plans will they make? Only time can tell if this product is even real…
The major question I ask is WHY? Why would Apple now split this product line even further and detract from it’s already over 1 million iPhone 3G sales. Does anybody have any thought to this? This is how I see their setup. The iPhone is for the people who want a convergence kind of device. They want their GPS, email, text, pictures, iPod all in one device. That’s also if they are willing to pay the price per month to have those features. Then there is the iPod Touch for all of the people who want the iPhone features without the phone. I agree that it is hard to pay some of these monthly costs to own the iPhone 3G. Luckily I’m on a family plan, and even as a college student can afford my iPhone 3G. I work hard to have that privilige, after not having a cellphone for over 3 years I appreciate my iPhone so don’t get me wrong. I know plenty of people that want a touch screen with things like maps and email plus their iPod, just not the phone part of it. Thats is why the iPod Touch is perfect for those kind of people. With these two options I think Apple has what people want covered pretty well, but I could be quite wrong.
With that said let me ask you this question… What features would be included in the iPhone Nano, and what wouldn’t be included? Obviously they should include the phone features, and texting should be a shoe in. What about email though? Would the iPhone Nano eat up iPod Touch sales if it did have email? You see, to me it starts to confuse this kind of “iTouch” product line. What about storage, would they make it 8GB and 16GB then bump the iPhone 3G up to 16GB and 32GB. They could even cut the iPhone Nano to 4GB and 8GB for the two models. That’s also me assuming they’d have two models of the iPhone Nano. You could take out all of the mobile communications features of the big iPhone and then only on the iPhone Nano have just plain phone features. That makes some sense, or you can either make an exact clone of the iPhone 3G feature wise just in a smaller case. Does any of this make sense to you?
I think this is the problems that you run into when thinking about what the iPhone Nano would mean. Price, features, applications, storage, etc… it just confuses me to think about Apple adding an iPhone Nano, and it doesn’t seem like Apple’s style. You let me know though, what do you think about the idea of an iPhone nano? What details would the iPhone Nano entail? Would you get one if you didn’t have an iPhone yet? Help me out, and let me know! Thanks for your input.
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